Plutonic Upper Toba Holdings, a subsidiary of Alterra Power, has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to SNC-Lavalin for the Jimmie Creek hydro project in British Columbia.
The EPCM contract is valued at $30.5m.
Located in the Toba Valley near Powell River, British Columbia, the project will consist of a run-of-river hydro generation facility on Jimmie Creek.
A rubber dam will be installed across the creek to divert flow into a 3km-long buried penstock and surface powerhouse with two 32.5-MW units.
In addition to EPCM services, SNC-Lavalin is also responsible for environmental supervision and transmission line design services.
SNC-Lavalin Group president power Alexander Taylor, said: "We are proud to take part in the Jimmie Creek project, which will serve the BC Hydro grid by providing 170 GWh of clean, renewable energy every year.
"This project will further strengthen the partnership between our client and the Klahoose First Nation. New employment and contracting opportunities for both First Nations and local communities in Powell River and Campbell River will also be created by the construction of this project."
Work on Jimmie Creek project began in 2012 with the initial project definition phase, and proceeded into implementation with the signing of the EPCM contract in June 2014.
On-site activities began in March 2014, and the project is expected to be operational in July 2016.